When you have MS Dhoni at the other hand, you just have to listen to him: Kedar Jadhav

first_imgBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46) Full Scorecard | Highlights | Match ReportKedar Jadhav said that batting with Mahendra Singh Dhoni is extremely easy as he just guides you how to go about a chase after their 141-run partnership helped India register a 6-wicket win over Australia in the first one-day international at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.Jadhav and Dhoni took ownership when India were 99 for 4 and batted till the end to take India home. Jadhav spoke candidly about how Dhoni influenced his batting and had he not had the former captain on the other side, he might have gone for his shots earlier in the innings.”I would have tried to play more shots early had Dhoni bhai not been there. That’s what he does, he tells you exactly. He reads your mind.”Plenty of times when you feel this ball can be hit for boundaries, he’ll tell you ‘I can see that but the team needs more solidity and you have to bat till the end’. Every time you think of the team, most of the times, you’ll cross the line and end up on the winning side,” Jadhav said at the post-match presentation ceremony after receiving the man-of-the-match award.Earlier this year in Australia, Jadhav and Dhoni had won India the third ODI in Melbourne by stitching a 121-run stand. Jadhav said that run chase was on his mind and he knew he just had to listen to Dhoni in order to take the match.advertisement”Recently in Australia, we pulled off a similar kind of a chase. I had that in the back of my mind. When you have Mahi bhai at the other end, you just have to listen to him. I just did that again today. I tried to learn a lot from him (MS).”MS and Cheeku are the best chasers in the game, I feel. The intensity has to be there all the time. That’s what we learn from the captain and that’s what we tried to do,” Jadhav further said.According to statistics, if Kedar Jadhav bowls a minimum of four overs, India go on to win 85.71 per cent of those matches. On Saturday, Jadhav picked just one wicket but that was an important one as he broke the dangerous partnership of Marcus Stoinis and Usman Khawaja.”My bowling is all about reading batsmen’s mind. I have two or three options with the angle. I tried to bowl stump-to-stump. Best part about my bowling is, I don’t think like I’m a bowler, there’s no extra responsibility. I enjoy my bowling.”With the win in Hyderabad, India take a 1-0 lead in the five-ODI series against Australia. India will play the second ODI at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday.Also Read | Virat Kohli praises Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and bowlers after India win Hyderabad ODIAlso Read | Why Kedar Jadhav is India’s lucky charm. A look at key statslast_img read more

Barry Sanders Visited OSU Locker Room After Son Put On Show

first_imgAfter Barry J. Sanders treated Oklahoma State fans to a nearly 30-years-later encore of his dad’s performance on Lewis Field on Saturday afternoon with a TD and a punt return that could have been a TD, pops visited his kid in the OSU locker room and apparently spoke with the team.I said this in my notebook on Saturday, but it was pretty amazing to see Barry J. wearing the orange, black and white for a real college game. They could not possibly look more alike.Barry J. only had four carries for one yard, but he had a punt return for 57 and scored on one of those four carries. He also had 18 yards on a single reception and did this. A victorious coach and a proud dad after a game. #okstate #GoPokes @BarrySanders @CoachGundy pic.twitter.com/KvRLiiTdtV— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 3, 2016 Barry Sanders had 49 TDs on this field. Barry J. gets his first. https://t.co/DWzSqmMF0K— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016Here are father and son in the locker room after the game.A great win for @okstate @CoachGundy #Family pic.twitter.com/2htOGdbpMp— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) September 4, 2016 All in the family. #okstate pic.twitter.com/F6CP2nlwdH— Jordan Smith (@Doafhat) September 4, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

LSU AD May Have Taken A Shot At Tom Herman During Press Conference To Name Ed Orgeron Head Coach

first_imgEd Orgeron and Joe Alleva address the crowd.Twitter/@elizabethcrispEd Orgeron is LSU’s new full-time head coach, but LSU AD Joe Alleva may have tipped his hand a bit about how business with the other candidate, Houston’s Tom Herman, went down.During the press conference to introduce Orgeron as head coach, Alleva had a very interesting quote about Orgeron not “playing games” with the LSU administration.Alleva: “This thing was never going to come down to a bidding war. Coach O wasn’t going to play games with us.”That’s a shot.#LSU— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 26, 2016That apparent dig comes after multiple reports that Herman and LSU were close to reaching an agreement on Thursday. Gridiron Now reported earlier that Herman backed out of a “handshake deal” to take the Tigers job.That changed when Armstrong called Alleva on Friday night to inform him that Herman wanted to hear out Texas; the Longhorns fell 31-9 to TCU on Friday afternoon to finish 5-7. It was then that Alleva, angered that Herman and Armstrong had reneged, pulled the offer and decided to hire Orgeron, the source said.“It wasn’t about money,” the source said. “It wasn’t that Texas offered. It was about a gentleman’s handshake in place and you reneged.”The Advocate‘s Ross Dellenger doesn’t go so far as to say there was a deal in place, but confirms that the negotations were far along, and insinuates that LSU believes Herman used the Tigers job as leverage with Texas.Reports by @ChipBrownHD on Thursday were accurate, source confirms. #LSU was deep in talks w/Herman & school believes his camp leaked story.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 26, 2016Reports emerged this morning that Herman will take the Texas job, after that program made the firing of Charlie Strong official this morning. Even with the reported drama, it appears that LSU AD Joe Alleva and the rest of his staff are very comfortable with Coach O leading the team going forward.last_img read more

Dominion Bond Rating Service Upgrades Provincial Credit Rating

first_imgA second major bond rating agency has upgraded Nova Scotia’s credit rating. Today, Aug. 14, Dominion Bond Rating Service increased the province’s long-term rating to A from A (low), with a stable outlook. Earlier this month, Moody’s Investors Service also upgraded the province’s long-term rating to A1 from A2, with a stable outlook. “I am pleased that Nova Scotia’s good management and economic outlook is once again being acknowledged,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “We remain committed to our fiscal plan. This is the last fiscal year that Nova Scotia’s debt will grow.” In a news release, the rating agency cited a number of factors that have contributed to improved financial results for Nova Scotia including: ongoing fiscal prudence with support from the province’s debt reduction plan applying the $830 million from the Atlantic Accord to the debt debt-to-GDP ratio at its lowest level in over 15 years and this trend is forecast to continue the joint trusteeship agreement with the teachers’ pension, and expected revenue growth due to economic growth, high oil prices and rising federal transfers. Dominion Bond Rating Service noted that, while a close watch on health and education spending pressures will have to be maintained, “the province’s strong commitment to fiscal prudence, as highlighted by the debt retirement plan, and track record of improving its credit profile provide comfort that the medium-term fiscal plan is achievable.” “This is welcome news,” said Finance Minister Michael Baker. “We have been working hard to balance our budgets and be fiscally responsible, and it is good to see our financial performance recognized.” A higher credit rating makes the province’s bonds more attractive to investors and helps lower the overall cost of borrowing. Even with a balanced budget, the province must borrow money to refinance existing Nova Scotia debt.last_img read more

Janes Addiction Rocks Rhondas Kiss Concert Event

first_imgOn Friday, December 8, legendary rock band Jane’s Addiction headlined the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles Concert Event, which benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and furthered the mission of Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment.Jane’s Addiction Rocks Rhonda’s KissThe Hellcat Saints also took the stage to open the evening.Among those who attended were Rhonda’s Kiss Chairman of the Board Marc Stefanski, Rhonda’s Kiss CEO Kyle Stefanski, Host Greg Behrendt (Sex and the City, He’s Just Not That Into You), Performers Jane’s Addiction and Hellcat Saints – Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Healing and Hope Award Honoree Dr. Keith Black, Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age), Jaime King (Hart of Dixie), Drea de Matteo (Shades of Blue), Soleil Moon Frye, Joy Bryant (Parenthood), McG (Producer), Stevie Guttman, Pilar Holland (Grey’s Anatomy), Emily Ruhl (Newness), Celeste Thorson (How I Met Your Mother), The Classless Act – London Hudson, Hunter Kebat, Nico Tsnis, and many more.In 2014, Rhonda Stefanski was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left was to create Rhonda’s Kiss, an event to raise money to help those in the inner city who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to make ends meet for treatment and support.Through the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles event and with proceeds benefitting Cedars-Sinai, Rhonda’s Kiss events provide financial support to decrease late-stage cancer diagnosis in urban communities, and primarily for patients in financial need, by using a three-pronged approach: outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance, and emotional support). Funds are distributed by local hospitals in areas where money is raised. For more information or to donate directly, contact: www.rhondaskiss.org.last_img read more

The Handmaids Tale Alexis Bledel To Return As Series Regular In Season

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment READ MORE Alexis Bledel will be back for Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Gilmore Girls alumna Bledel, who guest-starred in Season 1, will return as a series regular in Season 2, reprising her role as Ofglen.The 13-episode second season is scheduled to go back into production this fall and will premiere in 2018.Created by Bruce Miller, the drama series, based on the novel by Canada’s Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Lankan boatpeople rescued after a week adrift

“AMSA provided communication support and issued broadcast to shipping throughout the incident,” he said.“We received information from a person recently rescued from an asylum-seeker vessel that there was another vessel that was disabled west of Sumatra.” The Coalition has seized on the record number of boat arrivals that came to Australia last year, to say more vessels arrived than during the entire 12 years of the Howard government. Already this year, one asylum-seeker vessel carrying 43 passengers has required assistance to the west of Darwin with Border Protection Command making arrangements for the passengers to be transferred to the mainland for initial security and identity checks. (The Australian) A spokesman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority yesterday said the rescue was co-ordinated by Basarnas with limited technical assistance from Australia. But the stranded boatpeople were not picked up until Tuesday by a nearby merchant ship and were transferred to an Indonesian search and rescue vessel before being taken to the Indonesian port of Teluk Bayur in Padang yesterday. A group of 46 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers have been rescued after spending Christmas and the new year drifting about 330 nautical miles off Sumatra in a failed bid to enter Australia.Indonesian search and rescue agency Basarnas was first alerted to the disabled vessel on December 23 by Australian authorities after a tip-off from a recently arrived asylum-seeker. A fourfold increase in people-smuggler networks in Sri Lanka has driven a huge increase in the number of economic migrants seeking entry to Australia.The government has responded by returning home Sri Lankan asylum-seekers without legitimate claims, with the Immigration Department confirming yesterday that 832 have been returned since August 13.More than 6500 Sri Lankans have arrived in Australia since the middle of last year with the government agreeing in December to expand the security relationship with Colombo in an attempt to crack down on the people-smuggling trade. read more

Fiscal watchdog to review capandtrade cancellation

Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office is looking at the PC government’s cancellation of the cap-and-trade program.The fiscal watchdog says it will try to determine how much the decision will end up costing the province.The review will not focus on the environmental impacts.Premier Doug Ford promised to scrap cap-and-trade during the campaign.The system aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit.If those limits are exceeded, companies must buy allowances at quarterly auctions or from other companies that come in under their limits.It’s not clear if the government will compensate permit holders or how the government will make up for the lost revenue.Meanwhile, Ford announced last week that Ontario would join Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon price on provinces. read more

Security Council set to hear briefing by Annan on Côte dIvoire and

Mr. Annan and the Council members are scheduled to hold their monthly luncheon tomorrow, during which the Secretary-General is expected to report on the summit on Côte d’Ivoire he co-hosted last week in Accra, Ghana, according to Ambassador Andrey I. Denisov of the Russian Federation.The Secretary-General will also brief the Council on the situation in Sudan, particularly the troubled Darfur region in the west, since that country will be a focus of attention during the month. On Friday, the Council adopted resolution 1556 paving the way for action against Sudan in 30 days if it does not make progress on pledges to disarm the militias accused of indiscriminate murders, rapes and other attacks against civilians in Darfur.Ambassador Denisov, who just took up his duties as Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations today, noted that other highlights of the Council’s work programme included open meetings devoted to the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on Thursday and to the situation in Afghanistan on 18 August.The Council will also consider the situation in Iraq, including an extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in that country (UNAMI), as well as a briefing from Ambassador Yuli Vorontsov, the Secretary-General’s High-Level Coordinator for missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and stolen Kuwaiti property.Other African issues will feature prominently during the month, with plans for a briefing on Darfur, in light of the implementation of resolution 1556, Ambassador Denisov said. On the initiative of the French delegation, the Council is expected to adopt a press statement on Côte d’Ivoire, while the situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Somalia will also be considered.In addition, the Council will be following the situation in Haiti, hold an open meeting on Timor-Leste, and approve the organizational plan for the new Executive Directorate of the Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). read more

Wichita States Strength of Schedule Isnt the Problem

1981Oregon State19.84.0Round of 32 1998Princeton11.3-4.8Round of 32 2008Memphis23.14.0Final 1996Texas Tech14.40.8Sweet Sixteen 1980DePaul14.34.2Round of 32 2012Syracuse21.37.2Elite Eight 1988Temple18.22.1Elite Eight 2004Stanford17.64.4Round of 32 1991UNLV31.62.7Final Four 2014Wichita State16.71.6TBD 2005Illinois24.47.4Final 1986Bradley9.51.9Round of 32 1984North Carolina24.58.4Sweet Sixteen 2012Murray State8.3-3.5Round of 32 1996Massachusetts20.68.1Final Four 2012Kentucky24.56.9Champion 1996Kentucky31.49.2Champion 1982DePaul15.22.5Round of 32 Wichita State — with 34 wins and zero losses heading into the men’s NCAA basketball tournament — is six wins from becoming the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. But apparently perfect isn’t good enough. Critics have pointed to the team’s soft schedule and argued that the next six wins will be much harder to come by than the first 34, even though the selection committee awarded the Shockers the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region.This critique of Wichita State’s achievements is unfair. The Shockers’ real problem isn’t whom they played, it’s how much they won by. The team didn’t dominate its opponents enough to make up for the weakness of its schedule relative to those of big-conference rivals.The evidence against Wichita State’s credentials goes like this: It played two-thirds of its games against fellow Missouri Valley Conference teams; the conference is the 11th strongest in Division I, according to Sports-Reference.com. The Shockers’ schedule was the 129th toughest in the nation, and the weakest among the top 32 teams in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings.Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall reasonably responded, after winning No. 34: “We’re not flawless. Our record is flawless.”Indeed, no team is flawless, but Wichita State approached that impossible standard more closely than most do. Its schedule strength was inherently limited by its conference, yet it holds up well compared to other teams with records nearly as spotless.I looked at every Division I team since 1980 that entered its conference tournaments with either one or zero losses — 25 teams in all. I used Sports Reference’s Simple Rating System (SRS) to estimate each team’s strength at the end of the season, as well as the site’s strength of schedule (SOS) ratings to analyze each team’s schedule. I then subtracted from those figures each team’s performance in the NCAA tournament to get its pre-tournament ratings. The Shockers’ accomplishment looks impressive even after considering schedule strength. Six of the 25 teams had weaker schedules than Wichita State’s, but just one managed to match its undefeated feat: UNLV in 1990-91. And the Runnin’ Rebels’ schedule was just barely tougher than Wichita State’s this year, by a slender margin of 1.1 points per game.This rosy take on Wichita State doesn’t make its task any easier in the tournament. Just eight of those 25 teams reached the Final Four, and only two won the title: Kentucky in 1996 and again two years ago. Moreover, all eight Final Four teams entered the tournament with an SRS above 20; Wichita State’s is 16.7. The Shockers outscored their opponents by 15 points per game — good but not impressive enough against its schedule to look like a championship contender. Their projected Sweet Sixteen opponent, Louisville, has an SRS of 25.3 and outscored opponents on its relatively tough schedule by 21 points per game.This isn’t to say the Shockers can’t win it all. They can. But if you’re looking for a reason to doubt them, their margin of victory is a better cause than their schedule. 1987UNLV23.15.3Final Four YearTeamSRSSOSFinished 1999Duke35.19.7Final 1990La Salle13.1-2.2Round of 32 1981DePaul15.92.6Round of 32 2006George Washington9.6-1.4Round of 32 1980Alcorn State11.0-6.3Round of 32 1997Kansas27.68.0Sweet Sixteen 2004St. Joseph’s20.23.9Elite Eight read more

Police to be given hugely effective stopandsearch powers as Home Secretary overturns

Home Secretary Sajid JavidCredit:PA Police stop and search people during Notting Hill Carnival in August 2018Credit:Reuters Sajid Javid is to give police “hugely effective” stop and search powers to tackle the growing menace of knife crime.The Home Secretary will today overturn two reforms made by Theresa May five years ago, allowing officers in seven regions to step up the use of the controversial tactic.Lower ranked officers in the areas worst affected by violent crime will be able to sanction police to stop and search suspects in an attempt to remove knives from the street.He has also made it simpler for police to use Section 60 powers of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 allowing them to stop and search in specific areas for a set amount of time if it is feared there is a likelihood of serious violence.The move allows police to stop people and vehicles to carry out searches regardless of whether they have reasonable grounds for suspecting they will find offensive weapons.In 2014, Mrs May, the then Home Secretary, curtailed stop and search tactics amid concerns they unfairly targeted people who were black or from minority ethnic groups. However, police stop and search activity has dropped significantly in recent years.Mr Javid has backed the tactics since his appointment last year. He has already announced plans to widen the circumstances in which they can be deployed to combat acid attacks and misuse of drones.The announcement forms part of the Government’s efforts to tackle surging violence after a spate of fatal stabbings prompted warnings of a “national emergency”.There were 285 homicides where the method of killing was by a knife or sharp instrument in the year to March 2018 – the highest number since records started in 1946.The Section 60 changes will initially apply in London, West Midlands, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Wales and Greater Manchester for up to a year.Forces are expected to engage with communities on its use, and nobody should be stopped on the basis of their race or ethnicity, the Home Office said. Her reforms meant all forces required an officer of chief superintendent rank to sign off a Section 60 authorising searches because there were reasonable grounds to believe violence was going to take place. Under today’s changes, a lower ranked inspector will be able to sign off the powers. It is estimated that this will result in at least 3,000 more officers being able to sanction the searches.In addition, the degree of certainty required has been lowered, so that the authorising officer must reasonably believe serious violence “may” occur.Mr Javid said: “Stop and search is a hugely effective power when it comes to disrupting crime, taking weapons of our streets and keeping us safe.”That’s why we are making it simpler for police in areas particularly affected by serious violence to use Section 60 and increasing the number of officers who can authorise the power.” Home Secretary Sajid Javid Mrs May, who will host a summit on serious youth violence on Monday, said: “As a whole society, we also need to take a hard look at the root causes of these crimes so we can intervene earlier and stop young people from being drawn into violence in the first place.”Section 60 is often approved for major public events, such as last year’s Notting Hill Carnival, or when police anticipate reprisal gangland attacks.In 2017/18, police in England and Wales carried out 2,501 stops and searches under section 60, up from 631 in the previous year. Police stop and search people during Notting Hill Carnival in August 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Fair Go for Pensioners rally

first_imgGreek pensioners took to the streets at a Justice for the Poor rally, organised in Melbourne on Wednesday by the Fair Go For Pensioners Coalition. The main speaker at the rally was Jenny Mikakos, Victorian Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing. The protest was in response to the federal and state budgets, which the Coalition says will entrench poverty, particularly for pensioners. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Siri et le Nokia Lumia 800 filent lamour parfait

first_imgSiri et le Nokia Lumia 800 filent l’amour parfaitIl semble que les smartphones dotés de la reconnaissance vocale soient aussi dotés d’un certain sens de l’humour, comme en témoignent les tests réalisés par Mac4ever.Les nouveaux systèmes de reconnaissance vocale peuvent être drôles, très drôles même… La preuve, avec l’excellente information du site spécialisé dans les produits Apple, Mac4ever. Celui-ci a ainsi soumis Siri, le système de la marque à la pomme sur l’iPhone 4S, à la question suivante : quel est le meilleur smartphone du moment. Et là, énorme surprise, la réponse ne fut pas le smartphone d’Apple mais… le Nokia Lumia 800. Une anecdote qui n’a pas manqué de faire jaser, tant chez les utilisateurs d’Android que ceux de chez Apple.Mais l’affaire ne pouvait en rester là, tant les aficionados de Mac ont dû rêver devant une telle affirmation. Ils ont donc soumis “le meilleur smartphone du moment”, le Nokia Lumia 800, à la même question. Et bien entendu, la réponse fut la suivant : “Oui, l’iPhone reste le meilleur smartphone du moment”. Dans la guerre que se livrent tous les constructeurs, c’est la technologie qui vient apporter un peu de poésie. Ironique, non ?… Le 15 mai 2012 à 11:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek Pick Nerf NStrike Infinus

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Nerf is fun to play with, but dealing with all the darts after you’re done shooting is a pain. After you collect them, you have to take the time to reload all the Nerf guns you spent seconds emptying at your friends. It’s the fundamental problem with Nerf guns, and Hasbro has finally started addressing it directly in the Nerf N-Strike Infinus. This Nerf assault rifle can reload darts into magazines almost as fast as it can fire them.center_img The Nerf Infinus looks like a standard motorized Nerf rifle like the HyperFire, RapidStrike, or Stampede. Its foregrip is a big blue handle positioned at a 45-degree angle rather than a pistol-style grip on an accessory rail, but otherwise it looks very familiar. There’s an N-Strike accessory rail on the top of the barrel, and the end of the barrel has a mount for extensions. The stock is large and not modular, built to hold the four D batteries that drive the motors.As an automatic, magazine-fed Nerf gun, the Infinus works just like every other one you’ve used. Load the magazine, pull the lower trigger to spin up the flywheels, and hold down the upper trigger to launch darts. It fires just under three darts a second, draining the 30-dart drum magazine in a little over ten seconds.Then, when the gun is empty, you can turn it around and see the real magic of the Infinus. A funnel on the butt of the rifle leads to an automatic feeding mechanism that uses the Infinus’ motor to reload your magazines almost as fast as it can empty them. Pop a dart into the hole, and the motor spins up, sliding it into the magazine. Feed more darts, and they get loaded quickly into the magazine until it’s full. When you have a full magazine, pull it out and insert an empty one to keep reloading.It’s much faster and easier than reloading Nerf magazines by hand. It’s a huge bonus that gives the Infinus plenty of function even if you like to use other Nerf guns. It’s on the pricey end of Nerf rifles at $70, but I’d legitimately spend half as much if Hasbro made a speedloader that only used the reloading mechanism and didn’t even fire darts. It’s amazing.Like all motorized Nerf guns there’s the risk of jamming, but between the magazine well and a slide-down door on the side, it’s easy to remove any stuck darts.The Nerf N-Strike Infinus is available now for $69.99. It isn’t the biggest or fastest-firing Nerf gun ever, but it might be the most convenient.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Government consults on executive pay and corporate governance

first_imgThe government has launched a consultation into proposed measures to strengthen corporate governance in the UK, including executive pay reforms.The Corporate governance reform green paper, which was published on Tuesday 29 November 2016, sets out potential measures to address concerns around executive pay and transparency; how to strengthen stakeholder voices, including that of employees, in the boardroom; options for improving corporate governance frameworks for large, privately-owned organisations.The potential measures outlined around executive pay aim to strengthen shareholder voting rights, encourage greater shareholder engagement with executive pay, strengthen the role of remuneration committees, improve executive pay transparency, and the effectiveness of long-term pay incentives.The consultation seeks views on the options for reform outlined in the green paper.  These include requiring organisations to report pay ratios between the chief executive officer and wider workforce. It also proposes better alignment of long-term incentive plans with long-term business interests through the use of restricted share awards instead of long-term incentive plans or by extending the holding period for share options to a minimum of five years for executives.The consultation will remain open to responses until 17 February 2017.Greg Clark, business secretary, said: “The government is determined to make Britain one of the best places in the world to work, to invest and to do business, and part of that means continuing to have a framework of corporate governance that is admired across the world. This review will help us achieve that aim and the views of businesses, investors, employees, consumers and others with an interest in successful business are warmly welcomed.”Charles Cotton, pay and reward adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said: “The publication of pay ratios is a welcome first step in addressing the broken system of executive pay. Alongside the presence of employees on remuneration committees, they will help build greater transparency over executive salaries and bonuses, and should encourage organisations to ensure there is a clearer link between overall top pay levels, organisational performance and the rewards of the wider workforce.”Rupal Patel, people advisory services partner at EY, added: “We welcome the opportunity for business to consult with the government on requiring [organisations] to publish pay ratios that show the difference in earnings between the chief executive and an average employee. The consultation paper rightly points out that this would need to be introduced carefully so as to be meaningful, rather than just another reporting obligation. The detail surrounding the figure and any unforeseen consequences of its publication need to be carefully considered as there is a risk that using a single statistic may drive the wrong behaviours in [organisations].”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly December 10 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioPolice: Felon Killed Prosecutor in Jealous RageThe Associated PressPolice in Barrow say a convicted felon shot and killed a state assistant prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman.Senate Gives Fishermen 3-Year Reprieve from EPA Regs Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe U.S. Senate today passed a Coast Guard bill that includes a three-year moratorium on vessel discharge regulations for boats 79 feet and smaller. The House is expected to pass it this week, too. If the moratorium doesn’t pass by Dec. 19, Alaska’s fishing fleet will have to comply with new regulations the industry claims are unworkable. An effort to permanently kill the regulations failed to get through.New Report Questions Susitna-Watana Economics; AEA Responds Phillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaA new fiscal analysis of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project questions the Alaska Energy Authority’s estimates regarding how much the 735-foot tall dam would cost the State of Alaska, if built.Walker To Begin Reviewing Candidates For National Guard Post Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauSince the election, new Gov. Bill Walker has been piecing together his cabinet. But a few positions still remain in question. Key among these is the job of National Guard adjutant general, who also serves as commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Medicaid Expansion, Child Welfare Top Priorities For New DHSS CommissionerLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageValerie Davidson has been one of the biggest advocates in the state for Medicaid Expansion. Now implementing that expansion is one of her top priorities as Alaska’s new Commissioner of Health and Social Services. Another focus for Davidson will be child welfare- she just served on the U.S. Attorney General’s advisory committee on Native children exposed to violence.Davidson started in the job December first.  She says when she accepted the appointment she consulted her two daughters and her mom.Avalanche Survivor Says He’s Shaken, Humbled After Ordeal Near Rainbow Ridge Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks man who was buried in an avalanche near Isabel Pass Saturday and lived to tell about it says he’s learned that even an experienced backcountry skier can get into trouble in a treacherous area like the Eastern Alaska Range.Eek Fisherman Catches Silver Salmon in December Charles Enoch, KYUK – BethelAn Eek ice fisherman jigging for pike was surprised to hook a silver salmon last week.After Lobbying Effort, Haines Distillery Opens Newly Legal Tasting Room Emily Files, KHNS – HainesPort Chilkoot Distillery in Haines is the only craft distillery in Southeast. Distilleries have not been able to sell their spirits on-site. But a law passed earlier this year removes that restriction.last_img read more

Huge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesnt Have Room For Headphone Jack

first_imgStay on target Samsung just revealed the new Galaxy Note 10 line of phones and we’re still wrapping our heads around everything they’ve packed into these huge phones we can barely wrap our hands around. But along with the additions, the new phablet also has one big, unfortunate, unnecessary subtraction. For all of its nifty features, Samsung has continued the baffling, aggravating, anti-consumer trend of ditching the headphone jack.The Galaxy Note 10 now comes in two models: a huge 6.8-inch Note 10+ version and a more manageable 6.3-inch version. They sport a bunch of shiny colors, including one that refracts ambient light. And yet neither model comes with a headphone jack, picking up where Apple “courageously” left off.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are among the first phones to roll out cutting edge 5G wireless technology, even if the performance looks to be spotty in a way you’d expect for something this early. But the proven, convenient, ubiquitous headphone jack we’ve already been enjoying for years is nowhere to be found.The Galaxy Note 10 runs Android 9 and packs a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and X24 modem like the Galaxy S10. This power is put to use in 12MP camera apps that apply video filters and process AR data in real time. And apparently to build a bigger (non-exploding) fast wireless charging battery they ditched the headphone jack. That’s also why the smaller model has 256GB of storage but no microSD card slot.Like previously Note phones, the Galaxy Note 10 includes a smart stylus S Pen for this phone/tablet hybrid. New motion controls allow you to control certain apps with the pen while not touching the screen and the SDK is now open to developers. No headphone jack though!During the reveal, Samsung talked a lot about its new partnership with Microsoft, allowing you to use Galaxy Note 10 apps when plugged into a PC. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella even took the stage to talk about collaboration. Between Nintendo, Sony, and now Samsung, Microsoft has really checked its ego when it comes to working with rivals. Maybe these hardware manufacturers should check their own egos though and bring back headphone jacks.The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ launch August 23. Starting at $950 you’ll get some USB-C headphones at least, but no headphone jack. For more here’s the latest on Samsung’s troubled Galaxy Fold and check out these other upcoming Android phones. Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouFixed Samsung Galaxy Fold Launches For Real This September last_img read more

APNewsBreak AQ militant killed in raid

first_imgNews of his death was originally reported by the U.S.-based SITE Intel Group, which tracks militant websites.Garsalloui was suspected in the kidnappings of a Swiss couple who were held captive for eight months in North Waziristan, an al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold, according to the intelligence officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.Although he was known as an experienced militant with explosives skills, Garsalloui wasn’t considered a top al-Qaida leader or strategist. Still, dozens of al-Qaida leaders and militants have been killed in recent years, crippling advances made by the group and its affiliates.Garsalloui came onto European intelligence officials’ radar nearly a decade ago with his Belgian wife, Malika El Aroud, who was recently sentenced to eight years in prison in Belgium for heading a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida and running a Web site that glorified suicide bombings.Intelligence officials say through her French-language blog, El Aroud lured dozens of women into extremism across Europe.She was convicted in Switzerland in June 2007 for running a Web site propagating hardline Islamic ideals. She received a six-month suspended sentence and returned to Belgium, where she continued her Web site. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Associated PressLONDON (AP) – Intelligence officials say an al-Qaida militant with links to European recruiting and training cells has been killed in Pakistan.Moez Garsalloui, a 43-year-old Tunisian, fled Europe years ago for the remote tribal region of Waziristan.Two intelligence officials confirmed Thursday that Garsalloui _ also known as Moezuddin al-Qayrawani _ died in a raid this month, though neither the circumstances nor the precise date could be immediately confirmed. Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Brussels police raided houses across the city in 2008, detaining 14 people on suspicion they had associated with Garsalloui. Al Aroud and others were sentenced in 2010, and Garsalloui, who had fled at that point, was tried in absentia.Though most of the women who made contact with El Aroud through her blog were French speaking Muslims, her posts have resonated with English speaking women in countries such as Britain, according to the two intelligence officials who said they are actively tracking dozens of women suspected of extremist links.El Aroud’s first husband died in a suicide attack on a top anti-Taliban leader in Afghanistan just two days before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Holland America hits the Marque

first_img“With our increased presence in Australia, its exciting to welcome to the Culinary Council an accomplished chef like Mark who has made headlines locally as well as internationally and we look forward to seeing his passionate influence on our menus and introducing his flair and originality to our guests,” Holland American Line executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs Richard Meadows said. Smoked eel with parmesan gnocchi and pumpkin Red Gate Farm Quail wth carrots and miso Esteemed Australian chef and owner of award winning Sydney restaurant, Marque, Mark Best, is the newest member to join Holland America Line’s renowned Culinary Council in shaping its culinary creative direction together with other fellow internationally acclaimed chefs in the council. Bass Grouper with fish milk, green tomato and potato paper “I’m very honoured and pleased to be representing Australia for Holland America for which I have chosen special dishes that showcase my cuisine, which is very much ingredient based and technical, yet authentic and natural, dishes that the general public wouldn’t normally come across,” Mark said.center_img Source = ETB News: L.B. Beetroot macaroons, parmesan tomato marshmallows, potato paper and mango mustard were on the menu last night on board Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam, at a lavish dinner introducing the cruise line’s latest recruit. Known and admired for his innovative and unconventional dishes, Mark had guests at every table mesmerised with each art-on-a-plate dish from a four course menu, matched to perfection with wines from South Australia, France, California and Chile. Mango Mustard and coconutlast_img read more